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what size tire??

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by PRIMERDAVE, Jun 4, 2009.

  1. PRIMERDAVE
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    whats the best tire size to use on a 15 X 3 1/2 rim
    on the front end of a Gasser ....what kind of car you ask....1951 Chev business Coupe
     
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  2. AnimalAin
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    165R15. Available almost everywhere, not too expensive, low rolling resistance, just the right size.
     
  3. PRIMERDAVE
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    thats what I was thinking.....theres a set on egay for $145 free shipping ....now the question is to inner tube or not to inner tube
     
  4. AnimalAin
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    Not usually, unless the wheel leaks air.
     
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  5. PRIMER: 165R???? Never saw a radial at any Gasser Meet prior to '71.
    Remember to keep that beast under 160 Km/Hr. if you do!!!
     
  6. PRIMERDAVE
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    well I'm trying to keep the car late 60's early 70's .....guess a radial would be ok?
    the rims are Ansen style size as mentioned above...
     
  7. PRIMERDAVE
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    why would anything over 99 mph be to much on a radial??
     
  8. V4F
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    from middle ca.

    racing tires are made for speed , most car tires are not . if you use a high speed tire (as europe does) , then your safe . be careful here that $$ over ride safety . there are lots of good used funny car tires that would be great . i have bought & used them often . they take them off often because of the 300 mph ... check the hot rod classifieds or a speed shop ............. steve
     
  9. PRIMERDAVE
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    so are the Hurst (recap radial tire) or Bias ply tire out of the question for the strip....you see tham all the time at the March Meet/Drag fest
     

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